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Western Digital External Hard Drive Data Recovery

  • First, check if you have any third-party recovery software on your system.
  • If not, install the recovery software and then begin the data recovery process.
  • After installing the recovery software, connect your Western Digital External Hard Drive to the system.
  • You can use a USB cable to link the WD External Hard Drive to your system.
  • Launch the recovery software installed on your system.
  • Perform the on-screen instructions to finish the data recovery process.
  • For any assistance in recovering data from WD External Hard Drive, click the Call button available on this screen.
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Western Digital External Hard Drive Recovery Software

  • Some data recovery software are recommended by the WD manufacturer itself for external hard drives.
  • Hardware types differ by region or your place of residence.
  • To find a data recovery software for your Western Digital External Hard Drive product, follow the instructions given below.
  • Visit the official site of the Western Digital product from your system’s web browser.
  • Tap the Search icon available at the top-right corner of the screen.
  • Type the Data Recovery keyword in it.
  • Tap the Enter button on your system’s keyboard.
  • Now a list of regions and the software available in those regions will be displayed on the screen.
  • Choose the data recovery software available for your region and download it.
  • After that, install the downloaded data recovery software. Perform the required operation to retrieve your files from the Western Digital External Hard Drive.

Western Digital External Hard Drive Recovery Software Free Download

EaseUS File Recovery Software makes data recovery easy. It is a free application available for download on its official site. To know how to use the EaseUS File Recovery Software to recover data from your Western Digital External Hard Drive, follow the instructions given below.

  • If your system doesn’t have the EaseUS File Recovery Software installed, first install it.
  • After installing the EaseUS File Recovery Software on your system, launch it to begin the data recovery process.
  • Connect your Western Digital External Hard Drive to the system.
  • Now the EaseUS Data Recovery wizard starts. Select your WD External Hard Drive in the Hard Disk Drives section.
  • After that, click the Scan button available at the lower-right corner of the screen.
  • Wait for the EaseUS Data Recovery software to complete the scanning process.
  • Once the scanning process completes, the scanned files will be displayed on the screen.
  • Choose the files you wish to recover. To preview a scanned file, right-click on it and select the Preview option.
  • Select all the files you want to restore.
  • Click the Recover button. Choose the WD External Hard Drive from the list to save the retrieved files.
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Western Digital External Hard Drive Recovery Tool

  • There are many recovery tools available online. The data recovery tools recommended for the WD External Hard Drives are listed on its official site.
  • From the suggested list, download and install any one of the data recovery software on your system depending on the region you are in.
  • After that, perform the data recovery process by following the instructions displayed on the screen.
  • To can get help from our technical experts by clicking the Call button available on this screen.

External Hard Drive Recovery Western Digital USB

The USB 3.0 cable is used to connect the WD external hard drive to your computer. By default, one USB 3.0 type cable is provided with the product package.

Western Digital External Hard Drive File Recovery

If you have deleted data from your WD External Hard Drive accidentally, you can perform a recovery operation using third-party software to retrieve it.

  • Connect your WD hard drive to the system installed with the recovery software.
  • Launch the recovery software on your system.
  • Select your WD External Hard Drive in the Drive’s section.
  • Click the Scan button available at the bottom right corner of the screen.
  • Once the recovery software completes the scanning process, a list of scanned files will be displayed on the screen.
  • Choose and preview the files you wish to restore.
  • Click the Recovery button. Select your WD External Hard Drive when prompted to choose a destination.
  • After selecting your WD external hard drive in the Save To dialog box, click the OK button.
  • Once the selected files are recovered successfully to your WD external hard drive, exit the recovery application and unplug the drive from the system.

Western Digital External Hard Drive Password Recovery

You can’t retrieve data from the Western Digital External Hard Drive if you have forgotten its password. There is no password reset option available. The only way is to remove the password by reformatting the drive. Read, and proceed with the guided instructions given below to reformat the WD Drive.

  • If you enter a wrong password, the Invalid password message will appear on the screen.
  • If you enter the wrong password more than five times, the There were too many password recovery attempts message will appear on the screen.
  • Now, you have got no other option other than erasing the drive.
  • You can find the Erase Drive button on the WD Drive Unlock screen, click it.
  • Now you will be asked to mark the checkbox beside the I Understand option, click it.
  • Click the Erase button again.
  • Now the Erasing Drive message will appear on the screen.
  • Once all the data is erased from your WD external hard drive, the Your drive has been erased. If you want to protect your data, use WD Security to create a new password, and secure your drive message will appear on the screen.
  • Click the Exit button. 

Western Digital External Hard Drive Recovery Not Recognized

If your Western Digital External Hard Disk Drive is not recognized by your system, execute the instructions given below to fix it.

  • First, check if there is any defect in the USB cable. If so, replace the defective cable.
  • Try connecting the WD hard drive to a different port on your system.
  • Check if your system or WD hard disk drive is infected by virus or malware.
  • If so, remove the virus from the system or WD hard disk drive.
  • Check if the WD hard drive is displayed in the External Drive’s list.
  • Enable the USB Root Hub option to make the Western Digital External Hard Disk Drive recognizable.
  • To enable the USB Root Hub option, launch the Disk Management window on your system.
  • Go to the Device Manager section, locate the USB controller option, and expand it.
  • Locate the USB Root Hub option, right-click on it, and select the Properties option.
  • Click the Power Management tab.
  • Check if the checkbox next to the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power option is marked.
  • If not, mark it and click the OK button.
  • You can also get help from our technical experts for fixing any WD Drive issues.